Exploring the coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada is an amazing adventure, and here you’ll discover a national park, several settlements, and intriguing cities. Although this area is wild and remote, you’ll probably be surprised by the rich history to be found here – along with stunning scenery and exotic wildlife. Learn about the fascinating history of the tribes who lived in the area for thousands of years, and the people living here today.
Starting in Halifax, we sail along the eastern shores of Nova Scotia to visit the historic city of Louisbourg, known for its French fortress. Then the people of the idyllic outpost of Îles de la Madeleine will amaze you with their ability to live and endure the powerful wind and ocean storms of their environment.
Wild and Wonderful
Bonne Bay and Gros Morne National Park are two highlights of a trip along the coast of Newfoundland. The landscape of deep valleys, steep cliffs, and sandy beaches is stunning, and the spectacular fjord system is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Moose, caribou, foxes, black bears, ptarmigans, and eagles are commonly seen here. This ancient landscape is simply unforgettable.
Then you’ll be immersed in the whaling history and great natural beauty of Red Bay before seeing St. Anthony and remains from the 1,000-year-old Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows. Charming Battle Harbour is a wilderness adventure destination with lots of history, icebergs, and wildlife.
Iceland: Not Just a Destination, an Adventure
We cross the North Atlantic to explore an island shaped by the forces of nature. The beautifully barren landscapes f Iceland demonstrate the creative powers of the four elements – earth, air, fire, and water – in a very dramatic way. Here you have a chance to explore the natural wonders of Isafjörður and Stykkíshólmur before the expedition ends in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.